Lab Automation Market Size & Share Analysis - Growth Trends & Forecasts (2023 - 2028)

The Global Laboratory Automation Systems Market Analysis is segmented by Type of Equipment (Automated Liquid Handlers, Automated Plate Handlers, Robotic Arms, Automated Storage and Retrieval Systems (ASRS), and Analyzers), Software (Laboratory Information Management System (LIMS), Laboratory Information System (LIS), Chromatography Data System (CDS), Electronic Lab Notebook (ELN), and Scientific Data Management System (SDMS)), Application (Drug Discovery, Genomics, Proteomics, Clinical Diagnostics), and Geography.

Laboratory Automation Systems Market Size

Total Lab Automation Market Summary
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Study Period 2018 - 2028
Base Year For Estimation 2022
CAGR 6.60 %
Fastest Growing Market Asia Pacific
Largest Market North America
Market Concentration Low

Major Players

Total Lab Automation Market Major Players

*Disclaimer: Major Players sorted in no particular order


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Laboratory Automation Systems Market Analysis

The Total Lab Automation Market is expected to register at a CAGR of 6.6% over the forecast period. Technological advancements and increasing pressure to deliver results have led to the use of automated systems in laboratories, driving the market. The adoption rate of automated systems has been growing due to their accuracy, advanced data management capacity, reduced repetitiveness, and reduced human intervention.

  • Laboratory automation contains computerized lab instruments and gadgets, which give many advantages, such as expanded profitability, enhanced work process scope, reduced time cycle, and improved information quality. Lab automation is vital to handle large volumes of sample tests in less time.
  • For instance, automated liquid handlers are widely adopted in lab automation since they drastically reduce the time for processing and minimize the scope for sample contamination by dispensing dead volumes very efficiently. Liquid handlers work on software using an integrated system, which customizes handling procedures with large transfer volumes.
  • With users expecting an immersive experience integrated with the Internet of Things (IoT), industries are now more dependent on automation than ever before. The Internet of Things (IoT) explosion enabled everything to be connected wirelessly, including heating, badging, lighting, sample collection and testing, and security cameras. Robots are restocking shelves in the medical sector; in hospitals, lifesaving medical equipment is connected, whereas manufacturing connects heavy machinery. These applications will drive the studied market in the future.
  • Furthermore, in November 2021, Automata announced the launch of Automata Labs, an accessible, worry-free laboratory workflow automation solution to empower life science labs to innovate and upscale at pace. It transforms labs of all shapes and sizes by providing scientists with accessible, flexible, and end-to-end lab automation.
  • Laboratories are facing pressure to produce faster turnaround times while also reducing errors to enhance patient care and therefore are using automation and robotics pervasive in clinical laboratories. The high-end automation in instruments and modular systems offers an array of highly user-friendly features. Most instruments can be integrated with IT to maximize the benefits of laboratory automation, which offers mechanized solutions in each workflow phase in a lab.
  • With the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic, the pressure on laboratories to increase testing labs' capacity and speed increased. With the increase in the number of samples being tested every day, the market studied witnessed growth in the development of automation systems by vendors, which is expected to create opportunities for the market's growth.

Laboratory Automation Systems Market Trends

This section covers the major market trends shaping the Total Lab Automation Market according to our research experts:

Laboratory Information Management System (LIMS) Expected to Hold the Largest Market Share

  • A laboratory information management system (LIMS) is software used to manage and aggregate data from samples, automate workflows, and manage associated samples. LIMS tracks the lots and reagents, which helps predetermine and understand the required lab agents and resources.
  • LIMS offers various benefits, such as integration with other in-lab systems, enabling smooth functioning, and gathering data in a single place. This is propelling market growth significantly.
  • In clinical research applications, LIMS offers flexibility in the configuration of applications. Clinical labs are also tasked with meeting specific regulatory requirements, including those governed by (Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendments) CLIA and CAP in the United States, which relate to the accuracy and reliability of tests. Compliance with CLIA involves following the set of strict standards. LIMS are expected to meet these standards.
  • July 2021- Francisco Partners, one of the leading global investment firms, acquired the STARLIMS informatics product from Abbott, which will evolve its innovative product suite to meet the needs of its customers while maintaining its industry-leading safety and compliance standard.
Total Lab Automation Market - Total Clinical Research Funding by the National Institutes for Health (NIH) from FY 2013 to FY 2022 in USD Millions

North America is Expected to Hold the Largest Share

  • North America is anticipated to register a significant share owing to the presence of the United States, a country with substantial investments in clinical research. This country is home to some major pharmaceutical companies, like Pfizer, Novartis, GlaxoSmithKline, J&J, and Novartis. The government also has the highest contract research organizations (CROs) concentration. Some of the major CROs in the country are Laboratory Corp. of America Holdings, IQVIA, Syneos Health, and Parexel International Corp.
  • The market is very competitive in the country due to the presence of all the major players in the industry and stringent FDA regulations. To gain an advantage over competitors, the companies in the country are increasingly adopting robotics and automation in labs.
  • Microbiological labs in the region seek technologically innovative solutions to cope with large numbers of samples and limited personnel resources. Some major manufacturers, such as BD Kiestra and Copan Diagnostics Inc., are commercializing partial or complete lab automation systems for bacteriology in the United States.
  • The region has regulatory bodies, such as the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), that regulates and monitors all laboratory testing performed on humans in the United States through the Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendments (CLIA), which covers 260,000 laboratory entities. This represents a potential opportunity for the lab automation providers, which may boost the market's growth over the forecast period.
  • For instance, Kaiser Permanente Regional Laboratories, California, automated its lab with semi-automated and automated plating instrumentation, as more than 80% of the bacteriology samples handled by the lab are destined for processing and plating. Moreover, lab automation improved plating quality and reduced ergonomic injuries by automating repetitive manual functions. Such developments are expected to prompt other labs in the region to follow a similar level of adoption to remain competitive.
  • Some of the prominent players in the region are entering strategic partnerships, mergers, acquisitions, and strategic partnerships to boost the technology used for automation, fueling the demand for lab automation throughout the forecast period. Further, In December 2021, Hologic announced that it had completed regulatory filings needed to make Panther Trax available in several countries in the regions. The launch of Panther Trax represents the latest addition to the Panther Scalable Solutions (PSS) portfolio of products. It physically links multiple Panther instruments into a single, powerful work cell that allows labs to increase testing volumes without increasing staff.
Total Lab Automation Market - Growth Rate by Region (2022-2027)

Laboratory Automation Systems Industry Overview

The Total Lab Automation Market is moderately consolidated. The major players, such as Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc, Danaher Corporation, Hudson Robotics Inc., and Becton Dickinson & Co., Synchron Lab Automation, with a significant share in the market, are expanding their customer base across various regions. In addition, many companies are forming strategic and collaborative initiatives with multiple companies to increase their market share and profitability.

  • March 2022 - Beckman Coulter Life Sciences, a global provider in life sciences lab automation and innovation and a company of Danaher Corporation, introduced a powerful solution to manual sample preparation and data management bottlenecks in clinical flow cytometry: the CellMek SPS. This fully automated sample preparation system (SPS) offers on-demand processing for many sample types to help laboratories expand their capabilities.

Laboratory Automation Systems Market Leaders

  1. Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc

  2. Danaher Corporation

  3. Hudson Robotics Inc.

  4. Becton Dickinson & Co.

  5. Synchron Lab Automation

*Disclaimer: Major Players sorted in no particular order

Total Lab Automation Market Concentration

Laboratory Automation Systems Market News

  • April 2022 - Strateos, Inc., a pioneer in the development of remote access laboratories and lab automation software for life science research, announced the availability of an integrated solution for small molecule discovery programs seeking a faster, automated way to perform Design, Make, Test and Analyze (DMTA) cycles. 
  • March 2022 - Biosero, a BICO company and developer of laboratory automation solutions to orchestrate scientific discoveries announced the launch of several new products and features in the company’s Green Button Go software suite. These products deliver advanced capabilities to help customers streamline, control, and generate better results from their automated lab systems. Biosero’s Green Button Go software allows scientists to automate workflows, ranging from a single workstation to operations spanning multiple labs.

Laboratory Automation Systems Market Report - Table of Contents


    1. 1.1 Study Assumptions and Market Definition

    2. 1.2 Scope of the Study




    1. 4.1 Market Overview

    2. 4.2 Industry Attractiveness - Porter's Five Forces Analysis

      1. 4.2.1 Bargaining Power of Suppliers

      2. 4.2.2 Bargaining Power of Consumers

      3. 4.2.3 Threat of New Entrants

      4. 4.2.4 Threat of Substitute Products

      5. 4.2.5 Intensity of Competitive Rivalry

    3. 4.3 Impact of COVID-19 on the Industry


    1. 5.1 Market Drivers

      1. 5.1.1 Increasing R&D by Pharmaceutical and Biotech Companies

      2. 5.1.2 Growing Demand from Drug Discovery and Genomics

    2. 5.2 Market Restraints

      1. 5.2.1 Huge Capital Investment for Initial Setup


    1. 6.1 Type of Equipment

      1. 6.1.1 Automated Liquid Handlers

      2. 6.1.2 Automated Plate Handlers

      3. 6.1.3 Robotic Arms

      4. 6.1.4 Automated Storage and Retrieval Systems (ASRS)

      5. 6.1.5 Analyzers

    2. 6.2 Software

      1. 6.2.1 Laboratory Information Management System (LIMS)

      2. 6.2.2 Laboratory Information System (LIS)

      3. 6.2.3 Chromatography Data System (CDS)

      4. 6.2.4 Electronic Lab Notebook (ELN)

      5. 6.2.5 Scientific Data Management System (SDMS)

    3. 6.3 Application

      1. 6.3.1 Drug Discovery

      2. 6.3.2 Genomics

      3. 6.3.3 Proteomics

      4. 6.3.4 Clinical Diagnostics

      5. 6.3.5 Other Applications

    4. 6.4 Geography

      1. 6.4.1 North America

      2. 6.4.2 Europe

      3. 6.4.3 Asia Pacific

      4. 6.4.4 Rest of the World


    1. 7.1 Company Profiles*

      1. 7.1.1 Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc.

      2. 7.1.2 Danaher Corporation/Beckman Coulter

      3. 7.1.3 Hudson Robotics Inc.

      4. 7.1.4 Becton Dickinson & Co.

      5. 7.1.5 Synchron Lab Automation

      6. 7.1.6 Agilent Technologies Inc.

      7. 7.1.7 Siemens Healthineers AG

      8. 7.1.8 Tecan Group Ltd.

      9. 7.1.9 PerkinElmer Inc.

      10. 7.1.10 Inpeco SPA

      11. 7.1.11 Roche Holding AG

      12. 7.1.12 Abbott Laboratories

      13. 7.1.13 Sysmex Corporation



**Subject to Availability

Laboratory Automation Systems Industry Segmentation

Total lab automation is the automation of the repetitive functions performed in a laboratory, leading to an overall improvement in process control and faster turnaround times.

The Total Lab Automation Market is segmented by Type of Equipment (Automated Liquid Handlers, Automated Plate Handlers, Robotic Arms, Automated Storage and Retrieval Systems (ASRS), and Analyzers), Software (Laboratory Information Management System (LIMS), Laboratory Information System (LIS), Chromatography Data System (CDS), Electronic Lab Notebook (ELN), and Scientific Data Management System (SDMS)), Application (Drug Discovery, Genomics, Proteomics, Clinical Diagnostics), and Geography.

Type of Equipment
Automated Liquid Handlers
Automated Plate Handlers
Robotic Arms
Automated Storage and Retrieval Systems (ASRS)
Laboratory Information Management System (LIMS)
Laboratory Information System (LIS)
Chromatography Data System (CDS)
Electronic Lab Notebook (ELN)
Scientific Data Management System (SDMS)
Drug Discovery
Clinical Diagnostics
Other Applications
North America
Asia Pacific
Rest of the World

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Laboratory Automation Systems Market Research FAQs

The Total Lab Automation Market is projected to register a CAGR of 6.6% during the forecast period (2023-2028).

Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc, Danaher Corporation, Hudson Robotics Inc., Becton Dickinson & Co. and Synchron Lab Automation are the major companies operating in the Total Lab Automation Market.

Asia Pacific is estimated to grow at the highest CAGR over the forecast period (2023-2028).

In 2023, the North America accounts for the largest market share in the Total Lab Automation Market.

Total Lab Automation Industry Report

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